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Opioid Response: A Recipe for Local, Impactful Results

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement

October 2, 2018

 

Ron Bialek, MPP, President, Public Health Foundation.   First, the good news. Substantial federal, state, and local resources are being allocated for planning and implementing responses to the opioid crisis. For example, there are new and redirected federal funds available through the Centers for...

 

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Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health Now Available

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Workforce Developmentby Kathleen Amos

June 21, 2018

 

Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation

Does your work involve activities in the areas of quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, accreditation, or community health assessment and improvement? Are you actively engaged...

 

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Feedback Needed to Help Shape Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Workforce Developmentby Kathleen Amos

January 17, 2018

 

​Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation

Does your work involve activities in the areas of quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, accreditation, or community health assessment and improvement? Are you actively...

 

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Blasting Off: Achieving Team Success Using Quality Improvement Tools

Posted in: Infrastructure, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planningby Julie Sharp

August 25, 2017

 

“Houston, we have a problem.” The story of the Apollo 13 mission stands as a shining example of a high-functioning and effective team, one that brought a damaged spacecraft, and its astronauts, home safely. But what should you do when your quality improvement (QI) team is stuck on the launch pad or...

 

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Using the A3 Problem Solving Report at Oklahoma City-County Health Department

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Julie Sharp

April 7, 2017

 

Kathie Dyer, Quality Improvement Council Consultant, Oklahoma City-County Health Department   Efficiency at Oklahoma City-County (OK) Health Department (OCCHD) is a prime objective in our day-to-day operations, and as the Quality Improvement (QI) Council Consultant at OCCHD, I am always on the lookout...

 

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Stuck in a Rut? Take a Look Through the Nine Windows

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Sonja Armbruster

March 19, 2015

 

Sonja Armbruster, MA works for Wichita State University’s Center for Community Support and Research. She is a Quality Improvement Expert for the Public Health Foundation.   The definition of insanity—“doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”—is so common it is considered...

 

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My Lifesaving Accreditation Tool

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, and Workforce Development

January 31, 2014

 

​Alicia Plati, MPH, MBA is Director of Planning & Development for the Oklahoma City-County Health Department    Almost nothing is exciting about preparing for accreditation. So why am I excited? Because I love finding or creating tools that are both incredibly effective and remarkably simple.    Preparing...

 

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Top 10 Problems Encountered By Quality Improvement Teams

Posted in: Performance Management and Quality Improvementby Jack Moran

December 7, 2010

 

Over the past few years, I have been involved in training and facilitating many quality improvement (QI) teams in public health and have noted the following major problems that they have encountered:   1. AIM Statement  - This important goal statement was often too large; the scope of the initial...

 

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